About "Tachycardia"

At rest, if the heart beats faster than usual, it is known as tachycardia or tachyarrhythmia. In adults, resting heart rate over 100 beats per minute is considered as tachycardia. Tachycardia can lead to heart failure, cardiac arrest, or stroke.

Related Terms: Arrhythmias, ECG, Anxiety, Holter Monitor, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Rate, Echocardiogram

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Treat Tachycardia (increased heart rate) with Home Remedies!!
Article Overview: This article discusses in detail the home remedies to control heart rate.  Read Article »
Dr. Vidhi Hareshbhai Talati

Tachycardia means increased heart rate above the normal limit. The normal range of heart rate is 70 to 100 beats per minute. Usually the term tachycardia means heart rate above 100 beats per minute. Tachycardia increases the rhythm and rate of any two chambers or all chambers of the heart. Heart rat ...  Read Article »
I had tachycardia after a heavy period. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,Last month, I did a health check-up and everything was fine. Later, I had my cycle a little heavy compared to my regular one. I felt quite weak. I went for an ECG in a local diagnostic center. It showed tachycardia and an early transition posterior infarct. I am very prone to anxiety. P...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the limited details on this case that I have, it seems you are worried about the finding on the EKG (electrocardiogram) as early transition infarct of the posterior wall.  As you had a recent heavy menstrual bleed and you were feeling sick, that is ...  Read Full »
Why do I have tachycardia and dyspnea at night?
Query: Hi doctor, I have tachycardia, and dyspnea at night. It causes sleep disturbance. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High tachycardia and dyspnea at night are also called paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. These are indicators of cardiac disease. Few basic tests of cardiology should be done to rule out coronary artery disease or congestive cardiac failure or arrhythmia. 2 D echocardiogram ...  Read Full »
Are heart palpitations, tachycardia and shortness of breath due to mitral valve stenosis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heart palpitations (especially when I lie down or do some physical activity), shortness of breath, tachycardia for the past three months. I am taking Propranolol (20 mg per day) for this. Propranolol is controlling trachycardia a bit. In stress my condition worsens...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be due to anxiety. To exclude any valvular disorder, the cardiologist will auscultate your heart carefully, if he listens any abnormal sound he may advise echo, otherwise no need. Regarding palpitations, better have an ECG done at the time of symptoms or alt...  Read Full »
Would LAD lesion cause tachycardia?
Query: Hi doctor, I have tachycardia (resting heart rate 125 bpm) while just walking around the house and not doing much. My heart rate was about 160 bpm. I do get chest pains and tightness. I also have a 70% LAD lesion. My question is would the lesion be causing my tachycardia? Should I consult my cardiol...  Read Full »
Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blockage of 70% is referred to as noncritical blockage. I suggest tablet Ecosprin 75 mg (Aspirin) every night, so that the blockage will not progress in the future. Tachycardia can be because of a large number of causes varying from anxiety, stress, anemia, decre...  Read Full »
I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Should I get a pacemaker?
Query: Hi doctor, I had been diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia nearly two years back. I have dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, not able to exercise, and anxiety. I am currently managing my symptoms with Ivabradine 5 mg, once a day, but the quality of life is very poor due to which ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not get depressed, this is not a life-threatening condition, and may resolve with time. The symptoms may be troublesome for some time. How much are your resting and maximum heart rate? You should get yourself evaluated by a psychiatrist for anxiety and...  Read Full »
What does nonsustained ventricular tachycardia with orthostatic hypotension mean?
Query: Hello doctor,I was recently diagnosed by my cardiologist with nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, unspecified syncope type, and orthostatic hypotension. Also, during an echocardiogram, it was reported. I was recently diagnosed by my cardiologist with nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, unspecifi...  Read Full »
Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When was it diagnosed? Yes, during the episode of ventricular tachycardia you may feel syncope and palpitations due to reduced stroke volume. You may get it done tilt table test, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure, ECG monitoring is useful. Do not worry, mild MR, TR m...  Read Full »
Though my EKG showed sinus tachycardia, why did not my doctor worry about that?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. Yesterday, I had an EKG for chest pain. My doctor said that my heart is great although my EKG automated interpretation was abnormal. It read sinus tachycardia (BPM 111) and non-specific ST depression, non-diagnostic for this age.  Read Full »
Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are worried. Please do not worry. Sinus tachycardia is just fast heart rate, and yours is just slightly elevated. Probably, you were a little anxious during the time of the examination. ST and T changes are often seen in normal healthy patients. It cou...  Read Full »
Why is there tachycardia after pacemaker implantation for bradycardia?
Query: Hello doctor, My father's heart rate was low and fainting, syncope occurs twice. The doctor suggested a permanent pacemaker for bradycardia. After pacemaker implantation, he was fine for 45 days but now his pulse rate increases and fluctuate from 70 to 100 rapidly and some chest pain for 1 or 2 min...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is likely a part of the syndrome called as a tachy-brady syndrome. Here, patients sometimes develop slow heart rate while sometimes a fast heart rate. Slow heart rate is taken care of by pacemaker and for high heart rate needs medicines like Ivabradine. So, usuall...  Read Full »
Will taking Toprol 25 for tachycardia cause any side effect?
Query: Hello doctor, I went to a cardiologist and he found me with tachycardia. But he never says where he found that. Reality is I have tachycardia every day mostly 11 to 4 PM. He gave a medication Toprol 25. But I fear the side effect and that I am having asthma. I have my studies done if you want to ch...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me your ECG and other test reports so that I may guide you better. If you are asthmatic and have tachycardia, Nebivolol is better than Metoprolol, yet I want to check your reports to devise a proper plan for your treatment.  Read Full »


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